1. Destination education: 69-year-old graduates with summa cum laude honors

    Photo of Mickey Peasley, UW-Platteville graduate

    Education has been the vehicle to a better life for Mickey Peasley. Last month, the soon-to-be 70-year-old earned her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. It’s a […]

  2. UW-Whitewater accounting graduate transitions directly to the full-time MBA, a growing trend

    Photo of Nayeli Govantes Alcantar ’21, who earned a BBA in accounting and business analytics and enrolled in the MBA at UW-Whitewater.

    In recent years, the average age of students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program at UW-Whitewater has slowly drifted downward. While the pandemic influenced this trend in 2020, it began […]

  3. Journey to graduation: UW Oshkosh senior combines Pokemon passion with history degree

    Photo of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior Caleb Gedemer, of Little Chute

    As a professional Pokemon card player, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior Caleb Gedemer, of Little Chute, gained new perspectives as he traveled the world to take part in competitions. Now […]

  4. New UW-Eau Claire grad ‘pays it forward,’ works to make computer science field more equitable and inclusive

    Photo of Alexis Lappe, who has excelled in the classroom as a UW-Eau Claire computer science major, but she also worked hard as a Blugold to make the STEM fields more inclusive and equitable. After she graduates in December, she plans to continue her efforts to bring more women and minorities into computer science and related fields. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    “Pay it forward” may have become a popular saying in recent years, but it’s long been a way of life for Alexis Lappe, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior who […]

  5. First UW-Green Bay water science undergraduate heads to graduate school at UWM

    Photo of Tyler Kunze is now a graduate student conducting research with UWM's Harvey Bootsma.

    Kunze’s path exemplifies how undergraduate research opportunities and mentoring can lead to more water scientists Tyler Kunze never anticipated a career as a water scientist. Yet in May, he became […]

  6. UWO Fox Cities student’s degree, screenwriting internship, launch career

    Photo of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities campus alumna Maizie Foth, of Appleton, who said her life’s path took an unexpected and exciting turn when she secured an internship working with a Los Angeles screenwriter.

    Life doesn’t always follow a script. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities campus alumna Maizie Foth, of Appleton, said her life’s path took an unexpected and exciting turn when she […]

  7. Resilient researchers: UW-La Crosse students adapt their research amid COVID-19

    Photo of Nico Lang and Cullen Schull, both May 2021 graduates, who found success adapting their biochemistry research amid COVID-19.

    A pair of UW-La Crosse biochemistry students didn’t let COVID-19 stand in the way of their research. Cullen Schull and Nico Lang, who each graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in […]

  8. Lifting up students and closing the gap: Upward Bound at UW-Eau Claire

    Photo of Melady Vue, who grew up in Eau Claire and participated in the UW-Eau Claire Upward Bound program through high school. She later worked as a Blugold student employee in the program, and upon graduating with a degree in social work in 2015, Vue joined the full-time program staff working to help other underrepresented students attend college.

    Growing up, Melady Vue always dreamed of going to college, but she had no idea how to make her dream a reality. A presentation at her Chippewa Valley middle school […]

  9. UW-Milwaukee program that aims to build diversity in sciences produces first graduates

    Photo of Bryn Glennon (left) and Mara Charpentier (third from left), who are two of the first three UWM graduates from the PECS program, which aims to boost the number of students from underrepresented groups who become engineers and computer scientists. With them are Wilkistar Otieno (right), associate professor of engineering, and Christine Beimborn, STEM outreach specialist in engineering. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    UW-Milwaukee has reached another milestone in helping build a more diverse workforce in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. In May, the first three students graduated from a […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire nursing students raise awareness about challenges of returning to community after being incarcerated

    Photo of Brelynn Updike, who is part of a team of UW-Eau Claire nursing students and recent graduates who are raising awareness about the challenges and resources needed to support people as they return to the community after being incarcerated. The research team partnered with several Chippewa Valley organizations on a project that they hope will help give voice to these individuals. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    A team of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire nursing students and recent graduates are working to raise awareness about the challenges and resources needed to support people as they return to […]